Thursday, January 21, 2010
Winks is Chase from Baltimore's INEVERYROOM. Chase started this project a couple months ago when he lost his job, assessing that it was a better way to spend his freedom than getting drunk all the time. Here's the second track on his project's debut release, dubbed "Weed Makes Sex Weird".
The full album is available digitally, and is free to download after the click.
While there are clear pop sensibilities that strongly pay homage to the 80's, this is a pretty weird release. The closest thing I can compare the way the music makes you feel is to seeing Ariel Pink perform live. There is the same wacked-out wedding singer vibe, leaving thoughts hazy yet minds somehow at ease. Expect to zone out.
The production comes compliments of an old karaoke tape player and used tapes found at thrift shops. There are at times ghost tracks from the old cassettes mixed in, just another reminder that this not meant for high-end speakers. Listening to this on the shittiest speakers you can find comes highly recommended, and goes along well with how Chase described these jams.
He wanted them to sound like "you found it in the trunk of your dad's Camaro that has been sitting in the garage since 1984, while a depressing prom was going on in the garage." I myself am pretty sure you were meant to be smoking the reefer while finding said tape, with song titles like "Stoned and Throned", "Fred Flintstoned", and the one streaming above.
Under the influence or not, there's some promise found within this hour long release. It's only available digitally, but expect to see it on cassette in the future. The cover art is by Chase's friend Sophia, whose work you can find here. Grab Winks below, and look for more to come.
Download: Winks - Winks